Early-Summer Flowering Clematis

Bring in the warm weather with these colorful, climbing vines; they flower in early- and midsummer.

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©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

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©2008, Dorling Kindersley Limited

Clematis Montana

The Clematis Montana is a very vigorous plant with dark-green leaves and large white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Early Summer Star

The 'Vyvyan Pennell' clematis has unusual double flowers with a lilac-colored, velvety texture in early summer.

White Swan Elegance

A compact variety with beautiful, semidouble white flowers. Blooms in late spring.

Star Jasmine Climbing Sweetly Scented White Blooms

Trachelospermum jasminoides, or Star jasmine, beautiful evergreen vine climbs up trees using its holdfast roots to pull itself almost to the top. Delicate white pinwheel flowers delicately breathe enchanting fragrances into the spring air.

Blue Ravine

For large, open, violet-blue blooms, choose the 'Blue Ravine' clematis. It blooms in late spring and again in late summer.

Violet Beauties

The macropetala is a deciduous, hardy clematis whose blue or violet, semidouble flowers appear from spring to early summer.

Big and Bold

The Niobe clematis blooms early to mid-summer with large, single, deep red flowers up to 6 inches.

Fireworks Display

The Fireworks clematis produces very large purple flowers with dark magenta bars down the center of each petal.

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Their elegance, color, variety and exquisite flower shapes have catapulted clematis to the top of the climbers' charts. Plant them with care and you will enjoy these superstars for many years to come.

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